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Tonic on Chirn

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37 Musgrave Ave | Chirn Park, Southport, Gold Coast, Queensland 4215, Australia
+61 7 5532 2201
15:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 15:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Geelong, Australia
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636 reviews
379 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Some really good dishes, the tuna excellent, and some ok dishes. Wine selection is good. Decor adds a good atmosphere. Service is good.

Thank Rosemary F
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was a nice place to go and have a few drinks. Food is good service good drinks a little bit expensive though.

Thank S_Todd84
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice stop for a quick lunch. Relaxed atmosphere. Lunch was delicious and filling. Staff were friendly and service was quick.

Thank Fiona R
Gold Coast, Australia
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90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Last minute choice for a drink and easy meal. Service was okay, food was very good. Great decor - trendy spot. Would go again.

Thank LouiseT791
Gold Coast, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We came on a Wednesday and the place was pumping. Who knew this little gem existed in the suburbs! Such a great atmosphere, great staff, fun, friendly, felt like we were in Melbourne. The highlight came when we realised that the tapas plates were $12 on a Wednesday. The food was delicious and fast. Will definately be returning.

Thank tiffbowman3
Nerang, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Hadn't been to Tonic for a while, but went for a friend's 40th last weekend... WOW... Still amazing!! Service was super friendly from the moment we walked in the door. Food was impeccable as ever and the Passionfruit Cosmos were just as good as I remember. The vibe was great all night... fun loving, knowledgeable staff. GREAT NIGHT!

Thank Karen H
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Our new favourite. Funky little place with an awesome vibe, fantastic food and great service. Highly recommend.

Thank Kewee2
Gold Coast
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Been here 4 times now and the food and drinks never disappoint. Amazing food, $16-$20 per plate. They do have specials on tues wed & Thursday. Watermelon martini was amazing. Pretty small so def book, very cool decor. Live music on Sundays. Nice for date night

Thank BillvegasGoldCoast
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82 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We decided to go to Tonic again and as always food terrific. Service pretty good also but here comes the BUT. Guys dont leave your specials page in your clipboard Menu if not available. We ordered from it as it was the first page. Don't spoil a good thing. Oh the Fries and Pork Belly as good as ever and... More 

2 Thank Peter J
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

My partner and I came here for our anniversary. I had heard great things about tonic and I can now say myself that this place is a must for tapas lovers. The food is amazing, we had the pork belly, gyoza , calamari and baked Camembert. Definitely recommend trying something from the cocktail menu, I had the espresso martini. For... More 

Thank Jessimuss C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Bar, International, Pub, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Musgrave Ave | Chirn Park, Southport, Gold Coast, Queensland 4215, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Southport
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5532 2201
Tonic on Chirn is a small vibrant restaurant with a funky, modern warehouse interior. Special features are an Internationally influenced ever-changing Fusion Tapas Menu and a classy seasonal Cocktail List served in a fun and friendly atmosphere!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?